Would waking up in the morning with a perfect head of hair make your getting ready routine a zillion times easier? Are you sick of wondering what to do with your mane after it's been freshly shampooed and conditioned? There's no better time to perfect beach-worthy waves and curls than at the start of the warm weather season!
1. For casual waves that aren’t frizzy, rake a palmful of hydrating mousse through damp hair. For volume, put your hair in a big, loose braid. Clip the braid up into a bun a few inches below your crown - this will give it some extra body.
3. Another way to tame thick hair is by putting it in two loose pigtail braids and then misting with a wave spray. Wait until it’s damp (not soaking wet) to braid it - that way it'll dry quickly. Take braids out before they’re completely dry so that your hair will look wavy instead of crimped.
4. For a simple curve to frame your face, tuck hair behind your ear while it's drying. Clip it in place with a metal hairpin above the ear.
5. For beach-y waves, mist damp hair with a salt spray and then segment it into four loose braids.
5. Another go-to option is to create loose braids, twist them up and clip them in place on top of your head. Twisting will make them smooth without puffing up your hair. You can also twist your hair up and clip it in place without braiding - think small twists a la Gwen Stefani.
6. For hair that already has enough curl, scrunch it with a styling lotion when wet. Other than that, resist the urge to touch it while it dries.
7. Do you get great waves when you let your hair air dry on its own? Define them by putting mousse in slightly-damp, nearly-dry hair. While gel is often used on dry-ish hair, mousse is lighter.